Posts Tagged: Humanities

OpenCon 2018: Fostering Graduate-Focused Open Humanities at Emory

This post was written by Stephanie Larson, the recipient of the Emory Libraries’ OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship. Anyone who reads about the current state of the humanities is probably aware of the persistent trend of producing articles that sound the death knell for the whole humanistic enterprise. According to these articles, the humanities are dying…

Love the Libraries? Give thanks to Emory Libraries donors this Thursday

EmoryThanks is Thursday, Nov. 8, at stations all over the Emory campus! It’s a chance for students, faculty, and staff to write a thank-you note to Emory donors. Come to the front of the Woodruff Library on Nov. 8 between 10 am and 2 pm (inside the lobby if it’s raining) to thank an Emory…

Meet the Libraries’ Innovation Grants Winners

This post is the first in a series featuring the innovative projects/programs that our colleagues are implementing with the help of internal grants offered by the Emory University Libraries. The two internal grants are the Innovation Grant and the Mini-Grant. These are available to support innovation or the purchase of tools or training that will…

Featured database: Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera

This Week’s Featured Database:  Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera.  Find it:  http://pid.emory.edu/f85vz or visit our databases page  and search met opera. Description/focus:  Delivers streamed video and audio of Metropolitan Opera productions.  Includes HD videos of operas from the “Live in HD” series of movie-theater transmissions (available after their transmission dates), videos shown…

MARBL acquires rare Piranesi folio with map

Piranesi's Campus Martius   Share Related Links:  Emory's Views of Rome DiSC Project Stanford's Digital Forma Urbis Romae Proect U of Oregan's Interactive Nolli Map Proect  Join the discussion Emory’s MARBL has been collecting items for our ‘Views of Rome’ collection for over a decade, and we are pleased to announce the latest acquisition: PIRANESI,…

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance full-text ONLINE with rare editions in MARBL

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is structured around Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.   Emory’s Woodruff library has owned the CD-ROM since 1998, but those in the Emory Community now have online access at http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/DB=artheoir The collection of…

New acquisition of illustrated prayer book manuscript, 1575

MARBL has just acquired a personalized Jesuit prayer book in manuscript incorporating devotional prints: . Libellus Piarum Precum… , colophon: 1575. “What's interesting about this 'Trier' manuscript”, comments Professor Walter Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History,  “is that the illustrations–woodblocks and engravings–are printed on the same paper as the manuscript, which…

Emory Contributes to Digital Civil War Portal from ASERL

Emory Libraries has contributed 430 digital items/objects to the ASERL Civil War digital project.  The “Civil War & the American South:  Primary source materials from the Southeast’s leading research libraries.”  Emory's contributions to the site can be found under “MARBL” under “contributing institutions.”  You can limit your search to collections at select institutions, including our…

Robert W. Woodruff Exhibit: The Future Belongs to the Discontented

Submitted by Chris Pollette When you visit the main library at Emory University, chances are you’ll see a statue of a man near the entrance. It’s Robert W. Woodruff, the longtime head of The Coca-Cola Company, former Emory student, and the person for whom the library is named. If you’ve spent any time in Atlanta,…

John Lewis and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

By Courtney Chartier, Assistant Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library “Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations” is a collaborative project between Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and The…

Win $500 with the Undergraduate Research Awards

The Robert W. Woodruff Library would like to announce the 2011 Undergraduate Research Awards! The Undergraduate Research Award recognizes and rewards Emory College undergraduate students who make extensive use of Woodruff Library’s collections and research resources in their original scholarship while simultaneously showing evidence of critical analysis in their research skills. There will be up…